Portugal Literacy Rate 1981-2021

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Portugal literacy rate for 2018 was 96.14%, a 1.66% increase from 2011.
  • Portugal literacy rate for 2011 was 94.48%, a 4.04% increase from 2001.
  • Portugal literacy rate for 2001 was 90.44%, a 2.49% increase from 1991.
  • Portugal literacy rate for 1991 was 87.95%, a 8.51% increase from 1981.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
San Marino 99.92%
Latvia 99.89%
Italy 99.16%
Argentina 99.00%
Uruguay 98.70%
Spain 98.44%
Greece 97.94%
Aruba 97.81%
Bahrain 97.46%
Singapore 97.34%
Brunei 97.21%
Portugal 96.14%
Kuwait 96.06%
Seychelles 95.87%
Oman 95.65%
Panama 95.41%
Malta 94.50%
Portugal Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 96.14% 1.66%
2011 94.48% 4.04%
2001 90.44% 2.49%
1991 87.95% 8.51%
1981 79.44% 8.51%